Table 2

Differences in viral loads among 40 early treated children and 91 children receiving deferred treatment, by age

Age (years)


<1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9


Median Viral load (Log RNA copies/mL) (IQR)

Early treated children

5.6 (3.3–5.7)

2.6 (1.7–3.8)

1.7 (1.7–3.0)

1.7 (1.7–2.6)

1.7 (2.6–3.5)

1,7 (1.7–2.8)

1,6 (1.7–2.6)

1.7 (1.9–4.5)

1.7 (1.7–2.1)

1.7 (1.7–1.7)


Not-early treated children

5.2 (3.9–5.7)

4.4 (3.6–5.2)

4.0 (2.6–4.7)

3.6 (1.8–4.6)

3.6 (1.7–4.2)

3.0 (1.7–4.2)

2.7 (1.7–3.7)

2.4 (1.7–3.6)

1.8 (1.7–3.5)

2.1 (1.6–4.0)


P*

0.854

<0.0001

<0.0001

<0.0001

0.020

0.021

0.024

0.881

0.131

0.450


Note: IQR: interquartile range; *by Mann-Whitney test.

Chiappini et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:140   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-140

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